Stephen, David, Larry, Dwayne now Rosie – those are just the names I can remember that we’ve given to robot vacuums in our home and Rosie is the very latest from Ecovacs, the Deebot T20 OMNI.
Frankly, I’ll be honest, Rosie is too much for us. She has skills beyond our needs, so while she’s done a great job around our home for the last few weeks – she’s going to get a much more comprehensive test at my mother-in-law’s home where there are a mix of hard floors and carpets. At our place, we’re all hard floors, so the biggest difference between Rosie and Dwayne (sorry, the T20 OMNI and the X1 OMNI) is the T20’s ability to raise it’s mopping pads.
They’re not the first in market to do this Roborock have a model for this, and we looked at the Eufy X9 Pro just days ago.
Of course, Ecovacs on specs have just taken everything up a notch. Suction is up from the X1, from 5,000 up to 6,000pa now, and the battery is bigger, but the core difference is that auto-lifting mop and a strong push towards a hygienic clean with a hot-water mopping system, and the ability to dry those mops when done.
It’s doing it all.
And, it’s being priced at $1,799. Far less than the X1 Omni at launch, and just a touch more than that Eufy, with additional features as above, but also the dust-bin cleaning in the auto-empty station.
Karen Powell local boss of ECOVACS here in Australia says “As the market leader, we pride ourselves on constantly raising the bar with each product launch. With our new DEEBOT T20 OMNI we have added new functionality with Hot-Water Mop Washing and Auto-Lifting of Mop Pads, and increased our suction such that it sits alongside our industry-leading OMNI station, YIKO AI Voice Assistant, battery runtime, mopping system and object avoidance technology to deliver a product that we believe is like no one else in the market.”
With so many enhancements, over and above what I considered to be the best of the best the X1 OMNI, one has to wonder what Ecovacs will bring out next in that X or Premium range.
That said, the T20 OMNI offers the absolute complete cleaning experience, with hands-off cleaning for weeks, or months depending on how much mopping you do.
Get your own “Rosie”, that’s an Ecovacs Deebot T20 OMNI for $1799 from selected JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Godfreys and Bing Lee stores, and online from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Godfreys, The Good Guys, Bing Lee, Robot Specialist, Amazon, eBay, or ECOVACS.com/au.